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How To Get Back The Old Twitter Interface

UI re-design is something many companies have to do from time to time. It gives a whole new feeling to the app, making the user appreciate the interface more. Aside from improving aesthetics, UI re-design also helps improve navigation around the app.

UI re-design may be a product of good intentions, but deciding how good the job re-design was is the job of the end-user. There are some scenarios where users wish they could have the old user-interface. This fact may just be true in Twitter's case. Search statistics show that many twitter users wish to have the old twitter interface.  In this article, we explore different procedures on how to get back the Old twitter interface.

How To Get Back The Old Twitter Interface

1. Using Good Witter

Good Witter is a web browser extension that brings back the old twitter interface. It was designed by Zusor and is currently available for Chrome and Firefox. All you to do is download the extension from either the Chrome's web store or the Firefox's Add-on Manager and enable.

If nothing changes the instant you enable it, then you are advised to reload your twitter window or clear your internet browser's cache.

2. Change Firefox Configuration

Changing your Firefox browser configuration isn't as simple as installing a plugin, but it does work. Of course, it is a method that's peculiar to Firefox. It lets you get back the old twitter interface by making some tweaks. The steps are outlined below:
  • In the address field, type about:config.
  •  Click on the “I accept the risk!” button.
  • Right-click anywhere within the page and select “New” > “String”
  • In the preference name box, Enter general.useragent.override.twitter.com and hit “OK.”
  •  Now enter Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko, in the space provided for the string value.

In Summary:

There you have it - a comprehensive tech tutorial on how to get back the old Twitter user-interface. If you have any questions as regards this tutorial, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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